Title: Improvement of stability and efficiency in diode-pumped passively Q-switched intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a monolithic cavity
Authors: Huang, J. Y.
Zhuang, W. Z.
Huang, Y. P.
Huang, Y. J.
Su, K. W.
Chen, Y. F.
Department of Electrophysics
Keywords: diode-pumped;passively Q-switched;intracavity optical parametric oscillator
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: We improve the performance of intracavity optical parametric oscillator (IOPO) pumped by a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser. The IOPO cavity is formed independently by a monolithic KTP crystal that the mirrors are directly deposited on top of the nonlinear crystal. We study the performances of this IOPO cavity with different reflectivity of the output coupler at 1.5 mu m (R-s) of 80 and 50%. The average power of 1.5 mu m is up to 3.3 W at the maximum pump power of 16.8Wfor both cases. The diode-to-signal conversion efficiency is up to 20%, which is the highest one for IOPOs to our best knowledge. At the maximum pump power, the pulse energies are 41 mu J with the pulse width of 3 ns at a pulse repetition rate (PRR) of 80 kHz for R-s = 80% and 51 mu J with the pulse width of 1.2 ns at a PRR of 65 kHz for R-s = 50%, respectively. The pulse amplitude fluctuations in standard deviation are 2.6% for R-s = 80% and 4% for R-s = 50%, respectively. [GRAPHICS] (C) 2012 by Astro, Ltd.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/16561
ISSN: 1612-2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 7
End Page: 485
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